1st Edition

Making Complex Decisions toward Revamping Supply Chains amid COVID-19 Outbreak

Edited By Dinesh Kumar, Kanika Prasad Copyright 2022
    202 Pages 29 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

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    The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted supply chains, hence corporations must devise and realign their policies and strategies accordingly to stay competitive in this dynamic situation. This book provides tools to cope with such a scenario and to make appropriate decisions to come out unscathed.

    Making Complex Decisions toward Revamping Supply Chains amid COVID-19 Outbreak presents the tools and technologies needed to revamp supply chains challenged by the COVID-19 pandemic. The book presents case studies along with historical perspectives for guidance. It explores the supply chain post-COVID-19, discusses the future scenarios of new and emerging supply chains, and describes various multi-criteria decision-making (MCDM) tools used to make complex decisions so companies can stay ahead. The book also offers domain experts’ opinions and views to help organizations formulate real-time strategies.

    This book is written for researchers, professionals, and undergraduate and postgraduate students to provide an evidence-based cause, effect, and solution after the COVID-19 disaster.

    1. Introduction: Supply Chain Disruption in COVID 19 Breakout. 2. Different Types of Mismatches Between Supply and Demand in Terms of Timing, Location, Quantity, and Quality. 3. Adoption of Different Technologies to Make the Supply Chain More Flexible and Responsive in this Situation of Pandemic. 4. Application of Various MCDM Techniques for Reformulating Strategies to Ensure Uninterrupted Supplies of Goods. 5. Application of Different Optimization Techniques Used in Critical Operations Decisions for Creating a Sustainable Supply Chain. 6. Analysis of New Practices of Logistics and SCM Deployed During the COVID-19 Pandemic. 7. Improving the 3Rs of Supply Chain through Innovations in Network Structures and Business Models. 8. Best Practices for Restoring Production Capacity and Restarting the Supply Chain After Lockdown. 9. Case Studies and Historical Perspective.


    Dinesh Kumar is working as assistant professor in Department of Production and Industrial Engineering, National Institute of Technology Jamshedpur, Jharkhand, India. He has completed his Ph.D. from IIT Roorkee in 2016 in supply chain management. He has authored several papers in reputed journals. His areas of expertise are perishable inventory planning, operations management, supply chain management and system dynamics. He has guided a number of master's thesis in his research acumen. He has authored various book chapters in several international editions. Currently he is the co-editor of the book entitled "Agri-Food 4.0: Innovations, Challenges and Strategies" (Emerald Publishing). He is the reviewer of various reputed international journals including, Operations Management Research, International Journal of Logistics: Research and Applications and Computers and Industrial Engineering. He is a life member of the Operations Research Society of India (ORSI).

    Kanika Prasad is working as Assistant Professor in Production and Industrial Engineering Department of National Institute of Technology, Jamshedpur. She graduated in Mechanical Engineering from Sikkim Manipal Institute of Technology, Sikkim in 2010 and completed her Master of Engineering in Production Engineering from Jadavpur University, Kolkata in 2013, earning distinction in both degrees. She earned prestigious DST INSPIRE fellowship to pursue her doctoral research from Jadavpur University. She has been awarded with Ph.D. (Engg.) degree from Jadavpur University in 2016. She has worked with Sikkim Manipal Institute of Technology as an Assistant Professor for almost a year and taught various undergraduate and post graduate subjects, like Operations Research, Quality Control Assurance and Reliability, Manufacturing Planning and Control, Manufacturing Process etc. She has published several papers in peer reviewed international journals. With many publications in journal and conferences of international repute so early in her academic career, much is expected of her research career. She specializes in application of quality function deployment technique and multi-criteria decision-making to develop expert systems for selection and design problems in manufacturing. Of late sustainability and waste management domain interests her and she is working in that area. She has guided several UG and PG dissertations. She is also a regular reviewer of several journals of international repute.